Historic Indian

Meskwaki Sites along the Upper South Skunk River

by Cynthia L. Peterson Arlen Twedt, a historian and retired educator, has an avid interest in the Norwegian settlement of central Iowa. While researching that topic, Twedt discovered many references to 1856–1930s Meskwaki camps near and visits to communities in central Iowa’s Hamilton, Story, Polk, and Boone counties. His sources included letters, oral histories, newspaper accounts, and county and other history books.
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